The Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka, the 17th
in the country, will go critical by the end of this month,
S K Jain, chairman and managing director, Nuclear Power
Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said.
production at the third unit of Kaiga Atomic Power Plant
in Karwar district of Karnataka, however, will be delayed
due to non-arrival of certain critical turbine components
from Ukraine, official sources said.
of the 220 MW plant might be delayed by over a month "as
the critical turbine components have not arrived from
Ukraine," he said.
are finding trans-chart difficulties for the last part
of the consignment," he said, adding that the Shipping
Corporation of India is trying its best to move the consignments
to India as soon as possible.
are some logistic problems since SCI ships do not visit
the Ukraine port directly, he added.
unit 3 was scheduled to go commercial through Southern
grid by March.
is planning to set up 16,900 MW of extra nuclear capacity
at an investment of Rs101,400 crore during the 11th Plan
has started pre-project activities for two additional
fast-breeder reactors at Kalpakkam. These are part of
the expansion proposal submitted to the government. NPCIL
has already initiated the process of setting up one fast-breeder
reactor, scheduled to go critical by March 2011.
the proposal includes plans to set up 10 large capacity
reactors of 1,000 MW each. These are likely to be built
with imported technology. Four each will be set up at
Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra and the remaining two will
come up at any of the four new sites, including in West
Bengal, Gujarat, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.